By Andrew Gans
22 Oct 2013
Now celebrating 13 years on Broadway, Mamma Mia! is the tenth longest-running show in Broadway history.
Creator/producer Judy Craymer said in an earlier statement, "I'm thrilled that we have this opportunity to move Mamma Mia! to the Broadhurst Theatre in the heart of Times Square…I’m thrilled that The Shubert Organization has created this timely opportunity, which will allow us to present Mamma Mia! to delight audiences on Broadway for many years to come.”
Philip J. Smith and Robert E. Wankel, co-CEOs of the Shubert Organization, added at the time, "Mamma Mia! is one of the crown jewels of the musical theatre, and we have so much respect for the way Judy has produced and maintained Mamma Mia! not only on Broadway, but in tours and other productions around the US and the world.… Mamma Mia! is a very important show to us and we expect the production to keep playing at the Broadhurst Theatre for a very long time.”
Mamma Mia! has been seen by over 50 million people worldwide and has grossed more than $2 billion at the box office.
The Broadway company is currently headed by Judy McLane, Felicia Finley, Lauren Cohn, Laurie Veldheer, Aaron Lazar, Daniel Cooney, Graham Rowat, Zak Resnick, Jacob Pinion, Thomasina E. Gross, Traci Victoria and Albert Guerzon.
With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. The production has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
Show times at the Broadhurst will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street. For more information visit www.mammamianorthamerica.com.